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I've always wondered, what's with the goggles?
the Al Bhed use it to hide their spiral pupil, I think... Never played the game before but I read a lot bout it.
Its to guarantee that every single character in Spira will be as poorly dressed as humanly possible. Nomura really did an amazing job, somehow using amazing skills to make designs as ugly as anything Amano has made. Truly a feat that could not be rivaled by anyone with a conscious effort to fail.
You cheeriness wonders me, Blue. Simply astounding.
I actually think the outfits in X are really good. The crusaders look a bit strange, but I really like certain characters costumes. Anyway, the goggle thing is indeed to help hide their pupils, but it also makes them look even more noticeable because no one else wears goggles. --Zephyrus11 05:45, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
- Since they live in the desert it may have something to do with eye protection. Netherith 07:21, 17 December 2008 (UTC)
- Master Conjurer: Nope, it's the pupils.
If it was the pupils, that doesn't make sense because the goggles are also an EXTREMELY obvious sign they're al bhed. My guess is for eye protection. --22.214.171.124 23:43, August 5, 2012 (UTC)
Would you consider the Al Bhed 'human?' Edit
Would you consider the Al Bhed to be 'human?' I had this debate with a friend, who argues they are a separate species altogether. In my opinion, the Al Bhed are simply a separate culture from the majority of Spira's mankind, with physical nuances such as the spiral-patterned eyes.
Final Fantasy uses the term race oddly, like it could be interchanged with species. In my opinion, race has only been used correctly a few times (Cetra, Al Bhed, Hume/Human). Human like species would (again in my opinion) include the Viera, Guado, and Lunarian. Some species are not even close to human (Ronso, Baanga, Werewolf, Moogle, Red XIII's Species), but are sometimes called races. I have had a similar arguement, but it was about Clavats and Selkies in Crystal Chronicles.
I, personally, consider them an ethnic group. Not sure about the rest of the "races". Dr. 8-Bit 17:58, May 26, 2010 (UTC) I agree that the Al Bhed is a an ethnic group. What reason do we have to say that they're not human? They are obviously human in pretty much every way. There would have to be some very obvious physiological differences between other Spirans and the Al Bhed for them to be considered a different species, and those differences simply do not exist.
Reasons for the swirls in the eyes? Edit
I like the Al Bhed, don't get me wrong. But I've always wondered, what discernible reasoning is there behind the swirls in the eyes? Is it just to differentiate them from the rest of the population or is it because they're Al Bhed? It doesn't seem to affect their eyesight either so it can't be that.
I just put this question up out of curiosity. If there's really no reason you can just say so and I'll drop the subject. Marael 23:08, February 4, 2011 (UTC)